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Entrepreneurs, Are You Having Trouble Making 24 Hours Work for You?


Small business owners today don’t have much free time. This makes it difficult to prioritize both professional and personal goals. But, we live in the digital age, and there is an app that can save you time at every turn. Keep reading as Top Gear Technologies showcases a few types of technology you can download today that will save your most valuable asset: time.

Mobile Scanning

Technology makes sending paperwork, documents, and other files easier than ever. A mobile scanning app (such as CamScanner) gives you all the tools you need to capture, digitize, and organize all of your personal and business paperwork. Use the right app, and you may even have the option to sign and send paper documents over the internet.

Project Automation

Project management software can help you follow projects and assignments from beginning to end. This type of app can be used on your computer or smart device and controlled from anywhere. Many programs even help you keep up with your resources and provide Agile views.

And when it comes to generating and tracking invoices associated with a project, use an accounting software solution to create custom invoices specific to your business. These sorts of programs streamline one of the most repetitive and time-consuming tasks you have in your administrative portfolio, saving you valuable time you can reinvest in running your operation.

Travel Planning

If you travel often for work, you already know how time-consuming picking your hotel, renting a car, and finding the least expensive flight can be. You can easily spend hours each month just coordinating your next business trip (or family vacation). Pilot and similar travel planning apps can streamline the process so you get done faster and have one less thing to worry about.

Meal Planning

Even if you don’t love cooking, you still have to eat, and your doctor has already warned you to stay away from the drive-through. But, meal planning and preparation is tough if you’re not exactly kitchen-savvy. Enter meal planning apps. Byrdie’s top pick is Mealime, which gives you access to recipes created by top chefs and dietitians. Now there’s no wondering what ingredients you need at the grocery store, and you don’t have to guess the right oven temperature.

Graphic Design

Chances are, you’re not out there designing all of your marketing material. But, for things like Facebook posts or flyers, you might find yourself lost staring at Photoshop if you even have design software at all. Thankfully, the digital age strikes again with plenty of free design software/apps out there today. A great option: Canva. You can use it for free and have access to images, fonts, and, most importantly, templates. Best of all, you don’t need any real design knowledge to produce a beautiful and eye-catching piece.


Our digital world is so much larger than those of our parents and grandparents. This has been great for business and for expanding our minds, but not so much for helping us focus. If you’re looking to shave time off your day by prioritizing work, download apps that help you acknowledge how you use your time. One example is Social Fever, which We The Geek explains helps you connect with your real life. The app is particularly useful if you believe you might be on the brink of digital addiction.

You already have a device in your hand and on your desk. Use them to their best ability by downloading apps and programs that help you use your time wisely. Remember, you only have 24 hours each day, and, as your most valuable asset, these hours must be put to their best use if you want to both be successful at work and happy at home.